Don't Allow Romney to Back-Peddle on Obamacare!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Until recently, that is.
we learn of reports that Romney wants to preserve "parts" of Obamacare
such as coverage for pre-existing conditions and coverage of "at home
children" through twenty-six years of age.
Trust me. This isn't good.
All vestiges of Obamacare MUST GO!
Socialized medicine in America whether Obamacare or Romneycare is a curse on freedom and liberty and there is no place for either in a free society.
Back in June, 2012, I wrote the following:
we suspected, all along, Obamacare was upheld as constitutional by the
SCOTUS on Thursday June 28th, 2012. The battle lines have just been
re-drawn. NOW the election in November is about REPEALING OBAMACARE!
my friend and fellow blogger Alan Caruba has said: " ... it will
condemn Americans to having bureaucrats deny medical care to some
because of their age and others to die while waiting for it.
any standard it is a horrendously bad law and one that initiated a huge
political movement, the Tea Party, to oppose it. Mitt Romney is
campaigning on the promise to repeal it. It was a law passed in the dark
of night and it embodies all the worst aspects of Socialism." SOURCE:
conservatives, myself included, will dedicate the weeks and months
between today and the election in November to informing Americans of the
huge government take-over of their lives. We intend to bring as much
pressure as possible on the Congress and the Republican nominee for
President -- as well as all GOP candidates for national and state
offices across the land -- to engage in a massive movement by the people
of the country to repeal this "Law from Hell."
Obama and his
socialist cronies have won this round. They have, indeed, won the
battle but they have not won the war. We intend to re-engage in battle
in the Congress, with renewed vigor, in an attempt to repeal this law
which makes legal the takeover of every single American's life by the
The election in November is no longer about republicans and democrats. No. It is now about Obamacare... exclusively!
It is time -- today -- for the Tea Party to step front and center, once again, and LEAD!
infrastructure for a national resistance movement against Obamacare and
the democrats in November should already be in place. It is now a
matter of getting off our collective behinds and into the streets, in
front of the camera's and microphones, in the papers , indeed, all the
media, especially the Internet (by way of the blogosphere).
is an expression I heard many decades ago and it has stuck with me ever
since. "I'm bent, but I'm not bowed. I'm bloodied but I'm not slain.
So, I'll lay me down and rest a bit, then I'll rise to fight again."
The author is unknown to me but I have drawn strength from those words
for a very long time and in many, many, situations. I do today.
those of us opposed to Obamacare, the battle is not ended. Indeed, the
historic words of Capt. John Paul Jones, the Father of the US Navy, are
apropos here. Those words , reportedly uttered on the burning deck of
Jones' sinking ship (in reply to the demand of the enemy ship's captain
to surrender his vessel) reverberate across America today. Captain
Jones is said to have responded defiantly: "Sir, I have NOT YET BEGUN
TO FIGHT!" Jones -- and what was left of his crew -- won the battle,
captured the enemy ship, and sailed away victorious.
According to the scriptures there is a time for everything under the sun.
the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Holy Bible, "The Preacher" says: "What
is crooked cannot be made straight and what is lacking cannot be
numbered." (Ecclesiastes Chapter 2, verse 15.) The Preacher goes on to
say: "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter
under heaven." He continues to enumerate the various matters for which
there is a time, a season. The one that leapt out at me today was this
one: "... a time to keep silence, and a time to speak ...."
is a time to speak, to speak out, for freedom, for liberty, to restore
the government America's forefathers intended and rid ourselves of this
massive socialist, statist, nightmare which is suffocating freedom in
Obamacare is nothing if it is not what Alexis de Tocqueville referred to as
Despotism." De Tocqueville described it this way: "After having thus
successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp
and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over
the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of
small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most
original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to
rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened,
bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are
constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it
prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses,
enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is
reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals,
of which the government is the shepherd."
warned us what would happen to America if we continued on the course of
Big Government. Over time, he warned, we would become so dependent upon
government that we would simply stop being, well, human. Here is what
he said: "It is in vain to summon a people who have been rendered so
dependent on the central power to choose from time to time the
representatives of that power; this rare and brief exercise of their
free choice, however important it may be, will not prevent them from
gradually losing the faculties of thinking, feeling, and acting for
themselves, and thus gradually falling below the level of humanity."
IT IS HERE.
that "remnant" of Americans who still believe, against all odds, that a
spark of freedom, a glimmer of liberty, remains in America today, we
have no choice but to rise up in righteous fury and demand that our
elected leaders repeal the "Law from Hell," Obamacare, and send its
supporters home in defeat and shame.There
can be NO Compromise on repealing Obamacare. America MUST be rid of
this sulfurous brimstone reeking monster if the people of America are to
have any chance, at all, of maintaining a single iota of personal
freedom and liberty.
Let the battle begin -- and let all good men
and women "ride to the sound of the guns," with all haste, determined
to rescue the America or forefathers left in our keeping.
OBAMACARE is our battle cry! We march beneath the black flag of "no
quarter" for none can be given in this conflict to save our country.
I am committed to this fight until Obamacare is nothing more than a very bad memory and America is saved from its hellish claws.
J. D. Longstreet
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